The Mentor-Connect project is funded through the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education program and formed out of Florence-Darlington Technical College’s South Carolina Advanced Technological Education Center of Excellence (SC ATE): National Resource Center in Florence, SC. DUE #1204463 Mentor-Connect: A Leadership Development and Outreach Initiative for ATE.
Florence-Darlington Technical College’s mission is to provide a high quality education that furthers the regional economic development, enhances the quality of life in the region we serve and supports students' marketability in the global economy. Florence-Darlington Technical College’ s vision is to provide the highest quality comprehensive and advanced technical education available with an emphasis on workforce development and nurturing entrepreneurs.
SC ATE is an Advanced Technological Education (ATE) initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Founded in 1996, SC ATE is dedicated to expanding excellence in technician education and increasing the quantity, quality, and diversity of Engineering Technology graduates to support business and industry and to encourage continued economic development. As a proponent for mentoring, knowledge transfer, leadership and faculty development, the center continues to support several projects.